Sherwood Arboretum park booking site

Sherwood Arboretum at Sherwood has three park booking sites available for bookings for special events of short duration. The arboretum features a collection of heritage-listed trees including the prominent central avenue of kauri pines planted in 1925.

To book this park for a special event, follow these steps:

  1. Consider the park location and facilities and view our virtual tour of the booking site. Does the booking site at this park meet your needs? If so, go to Step 2. If not, view our other park booking sites.
  2. Complete the online park booking application form, noting Brisbane City Council's standard booking conditions.

Park location

Sherwood Arboretum (previously known as Sherwood Forest Park and John Herbert Memorial Vista Park) is located at 87 Jolimont Street, Sherwood. 

Park facilities

Sherwood Arboretum includes the following facilities (some of which are shown on the site plan):

  • barbecues (electric)
  • booking sites 
  • carpark
  • playgrounds
  • power
  • seating
  • shelter shed
  • taps
  • toilets (including accessible toilets)
  • uncovered picnic table
  • wheelchair access.

No vehicle access to the park is permitted. A public car park is available.

Booking sites

There are three booking sites available in Sherwood Arboretum.

This table includes booking site information for Sherwood Arboretum including area, booking site name, capacity, power, whether marquees are permitted and whether there is a virtual tour.
Area Booking site name Capacity (persons) Power Marquees permitted Virtual tour
1 Small shelter near playground 48 Yes Yes  Yes
Fig Grove 100 Yes Yes No
3 Avenue of trees 100 Yes No  No

Sherwood Arboretum booking sites map

Park bookings

Weddings and corporate functions can be tentatively booked up to 12 months in advance. Council will confirm your booking six months prior to the function date. Park booking sites are available for hire from $177.20 per hour (including GST). The minimum booking time is two hours.

Bookings apply to the park booking site you choose in the park. It includes the use of any facilities in that booking site such as a rotunda or power (if available). You cannot book barbecues, shelters (other than rotundas marked) or playgrounds for your specific use. Your group is free to share these facilities with other park visitors. Power points may have different phases (i.e. operate on different voltages). It is advisable to check your electronic equipment's compatibility before your event. 

In some parks, as well as the designated site/s, there may be some alternative bookable areas of the park. Please submit an application and Council will contact you regarding the suitability of the area for your event, availability and fees.

Last updated: 16 November 2021